Wead Name Meaning

Irish: probably an Irish spelling of English Weed, a nickname for an irascible man, from Middle English wede ‘rage’, ‘fury’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Weed, Nead, Head, Read, Weld, Wear, Mead, Dean, Bean, Wald

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Wead Family Origin

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Wead Family Occupations

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  • Clerk To Commission Agent

    50%
  • London City Missionary

    50%

In 1881, the most common Wead occupation in the UK was Clerk To Commission Agent. 50% of Wead's were Clerk To Commission Agents. Clerk To Commission Agent and London City Missionary were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Wead.

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Wead Historical Records

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Wead Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Wead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Wead in 1960 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wead

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